Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Trans Trending-Who is Transitioning
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmMhg_fodtZFHz4zTo_Skag (age 19)
http://www.youtube.com/user/LandonWallaceFTM (age 19)
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw521T7E69f9NwWdVcEZxSA (age 17)
http://www.youtube.com/user/tommyattack (age 19)
http://www.youtube.com/user/tylerscarfe (age 17)
http://www.youtube.com/user/SkywalkerDwayne (age 15)
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSkilllzerTard (age 14)
http://www.youtube.com/user/mellamoADAM13 (age 15)
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqI-8XXYWEwbNXq7vPqu4Kw (age 18)
From our earliest historical records, including biblical, hetero-patriarchal society has unashamedly, even violently and ruthlessly sought to change lesbians and gays. The most important element that came out of the Stonewall Rebellion was the very public stand that gays and lesbians were NOT going to change, instead we were going to change society! And several years later through collectively marching, protesting and politicizing we did just that, beginning with homosexuality being removed as a mental disorder from the DSM.
For the next several decades we continued in this same unapologetic mode, sometimes taking a few steps forward and sometimes falling a few steps back, but none the less we kept marching on. And we did so because we KNEW we deserved to exist just as we are, NOT how hetero-patriarchal society said we should be! Even those gays and lesbians who bore societies shame to the bone, knew (intellectually) that their deep shame was a result of a society that ignored, rejected and invisibilized them! This knowledge while not helping to alleviate that deep shame in the immediate, did urge those gay and lesbian sufferers of dysphoria to embrace their differences till relief and pride came around.
The backlash against feminist gains and the very notion of feminism that began with Reagan's election and culminated with Post modernism birthing Queer Theory laid the foundation gay and lesbian youths are stumbling upon today. Gone is the anger to change a still very homophobic society and instead is an internal anger to change the self! None of these girls we see here week after week, year after year once mention in their videos questioning society, questioning that something is wrong with society. Instead all their hatred, anger, violence is directed solely at themselves! Selves they believe are wrong. Wrong because all the sign posts that hetero-patriarchal society and the Gender Straight Jacket has impaled in every conceivable space and direction signifies it is they who are wrong and they who need changing.
Sadly we are currently living in a society that urges us to narcissistically focus all our attention on ourselves rather than the ills of society. Unfortunately the ageist, sexist, racist and homophobic male medical machine that has long colluded with hetero-patriarchal society, for a price, can change what we're too fearful to question and have become too afraid to change.